What we do

We are the national tourism agency, a non-departmental public body, funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

Within this section you can find out more about what we do, our performance in the last year, read about our directors - and the divisions they run - as well as the board members, and our network of overseas offices providing a wide geographic spread across the world, accounting for approximately three-quarters of inbound tourism spend.

Our five year strategy

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Our new strategy sets our vision for the next half-decade. Working in partnership we will achieve our ambition, united behind a clear mission.  

Tourism Sector Deal

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In June 2019 the Government announced a Tourism Sector Deal. See the highlights of the deal and the key commitments.

About us

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We have a unique role in building England’s tourism product, raising Britain’s profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports.

Our annual performance & reporting

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Attracting more visitors. Increasing spend. Contributing more to the economy. Review and download reports on our performance.

Our team

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Find out more about our board and the senior team.

Our global network

Operating from four regional hubs - Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Mid East & Africa (APMEA) and China and North East Asia - our extensive network, serviced by offices around the world, connects us with customers worldwide.

Advising Government and industry on policy

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More about our work as a trusted adviser to Government and industry on issues which affect the UK’s international competitiveness.

Government's Tourism Action Plan

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A series of new initiatives and measures to help Britain out-compete other major tourism destinations, welcoming more international visitors than ever before and see more “staycations” as Brits holiday at home.